The Michigan State University (MSU) Community Music School (CMS)


Opportunities for music education and music therapy are available to people of all ages with special needs. Through music programming at CMS, individuals with special needs have found joy, new friendships, and have made progress in the acquisition of motor, verbal, communication, and social skills through music.

Music lessons, music therapy, and other CMS programs are available. If you have questions regarding a childrsquos or dependentrsquos ability to participate in a class not listed here, please call (517) 355-7661. CMS programs are inclusive.

About Music Therapy

Music therapists provide treatment for a variety of conditions ranging from stress to severe handicaps. Services are offered to individuals of all ages and abilities.

Children with delays or difficulties with speech or motor skills may benefit from music therapy.

Special needs that often are effectively treated with music therapy techniques include:

Those typically arising from medical illnesses
Developmental disabilities
Physical impairments
Emotional disturbances
Sensory impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Services are offered in individual or group settings, as appropriate for the clientrsquos needs and abilities.

Musical talent or training are not prerequisites for acceptance into the music therapy program. Experiences are geared to the specific functioning levels, interests, and clinical needs of the persons enrolled in the therapy. Treatment is provided by professional therapists who have training, experience, and certification in the field of music therapy.

For more information about music therapy, please contact Jody Conradi Stark at

Provider Information
Jody Conradi Stark
(313) 578-9716
3408 Woodward Ave.,Detroit,MI